GoDaddy Inc (NYSE: GDDY), the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, announced that it was recognized as an award recipient of the SMEStreet Gamechangers 2020 Award. The Award recognized GoDaddy for being an agile company through its strategies, initiatives and activities, which have contributed significantly to helping India’s small and medium businesses get back on the road to recovery amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The SMEStreet GameChangers Award is aimed at recognizing success stories of individuals, leaders and companies who have made a significant impact in their respective business industries to help India’s micro, small and medium businesses during the ongoing pandemic crisis. Shri Nitin Gadkari, MSME Minister, Govt. of India, Shri Siddhartha Nath Singh, MSME Minister for Uttar Pradesh Govt., Mr. Vinai K Saxena Chairman of KVIC and Mr. Tejas Goenka of Tally Solutions were among other recognized industry leaders included in the SMEStreet Gamechanger 2020 Award list.
Accepting the award on behalf of GoDaddy, Mr. Nikhil Arora, Managing Director and Vice President, GoDaddy India said, “Digital technology has rapidly emerged as a key survival mechanism for businesses in India. At GoDaddy, we work to provide small businesses with all the help and tools they need to successfully run their ventures online. In line with the government’s vision to promote local businesses in the country, we have introduced a variety of initiatives during the year, to help Indian small business owners get back on pace with their business goals. We are extremely honoured and humbled to be receiving this award along with the other leaders on the 2020 Award list. We commend the SMEStreet Foundation for all their efforts in recognizing the impactful work being done in these challenging times.”
“At SMEStreet Foundation, it is our great pleasure to recognize important game-changers who led our society to come out of this crisis of pandemic, which impacted the economy and the entire economic cycle. Industry leaders, policymakers have made a lot of efforts during the last nine months and ensured a support mechanism for their respective business ecosystem,” says Mr. Faiz Askari, Secretary-General and Editor of SMEStreet Foundation & SMEStreet.in. Congratulating all the distinguished listed GameChangers, he mentioned, “I am thankful to all the listed professionals, policymakers and bureaucrats who made their efforts to support their respective business ecosystem in the times when it is needed most.”
Today, as the world is experiencing the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, GoDaddy continues to stand committed to support India’s dynamic small business ecosystem. At the onset of the pandemic, GoDaddy introduced #OpenWeStand, a global initiative to help small businesses stay open even when their physical doors were closed. Soon after, the company launched the GoDaddy Academy, a digital training and online certification program, exclusively in India, responding to the increased need for digital skilling in a new normal environment. In addition, GoDaddy has been supporting its customers across India with a wide range of product and pricing initiatives and other community relief efforts.
However, SMEStreet GameChangers will be a nationwide as well as global movement aimed to highlight those leaders, thinkers and heroes who acted smartly and proactively to curb the economic impact of Pandemic and helped MSME ecosystem at any respective level.